STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. California Law Review Published by the Faculty and Students jf the School jf Jurisprudence tf the University gf California, and issued Bi-monthly throughout the Year J(C & 3P Subscription Price, $2.50 Per Year Single Copies, 50 Cents — — .., ..-■ IIL-fl- ■ ■■■■■ l— ■ ■ HI ^ — ■■. — — ■.!.-> — — II ■ I I— — — ..... . I-.. ORRIN K. McMtJRRAY, Editor-in-Chief. W. W. FERRIER, JR., Student Editor-in-Chief T. J. LEDWICH, Business Manager Faculty Board of Editors WM. CAREY JONES A. P. MATTHEW WM. E. COLBY M. C. LYNCH A. M. KIDD M. E. HARRISON Student Board of Editors ARTHUR ALLYN H . C. KELSEY M. C. BAER D. A. MACE H. S. DON CARLOS S . R. STERNE C. S. JOHNSTON M . K. WILD T. A. J. DOCKWEILER EDITORIAL NOTES FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF CALIFORNIA BAR ASSOCIATION The fourth annual meeting of the California Bar Association was held at San Diego, on November 20-22, 1913. The meeting was held midway between legislative sessions, and the discus- sion, therefore, of legal reforms was not so thorough as at the last annual meeting, an account of which is contained in the first volume of this Review. 1 The proposition that evoked the most discussion was the proposed constitutional convention. The opinion of the bar, as 1 1 California Law Review, 170. 138 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW represented at this meeting, was overwhelmingly against such convention. Cumbersome as our present organic act is, there was little hope that a simpler one would emerge from a new dis- cussion. On the contrary, it seemed to be the opinion of most of those who spoke upon the subject that additional details were likely to be added, which would prove embarrassing to effective legislation. The papers read before the Association were of more than usual interest. Two of them, because of their intrinsic import- ance and because of the interest attaching to their authorship, are reprinted in the present number of this Review. Another paper, which evoked much comment, was that by Mr. R. S. Gray, on "The Reorganization of the Bar as a Necessary Means to Justice." Mr. Gray took the position that many of the evils in the present administration of law were due to the fact that the trial lawyer is, by virtue of the fact of his private employ- ment, too much a partisan. He advocated not merely the sepa- ration of the functions of the attorney and the barrister, but the entire abolition of the system of permitting either the client or the attorney to select a trial lawyer. He would have the trial lawyer, as the district attorney is now, — and, in some places, the public defender also, 2 — a state official, under civil service, drawn by lot for the particular case, in some such way as the jury is now drawn. Other interesting papers were those by Robert A. Waring, on the "Inheritance Tax Act" and by Hon. W. 1. Morrison on the "Workmen's Compensation, Insurance and Safety Act." The Association elected William J. Hunsaker, of Los Angeles, as President, and T. W. Robinson, of Los Angeles, as Secretary, for the ensuing year. O. K. M. 2 As to the public defender under the Los Angeles Charter see 1 California Law Review, 52.